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to disrupters.cnbc.com. >>> up next, our next stop is nevada, home of harry reid and home of the oldest profession. >> mustang ranch. >> why the folks at the mustang ranch are worry about the fiscal cliff. >>> and later former federal reserve chairman paul volcker speaks exclusively with "squawk box" about solving the fiscal cliff. >>> also at the top of the hour, former white house council economic provider greg mankiw. from currency trading for a few to a currency market for everyone. the potential of fxcm unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. >>> welcome back, everybody. secretary treasurer time dpiet nev geithner is going to be speaking today. majority leader eric cantor, house bunt committee chairman paul ryan and the chairman of the house is tax's ways and mean committee, also lunch with republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi. he has a pretty full schedule today. >>> yesterday a number of high-profile corporate leaders met with president obama at the whit
about these mlps, i am not. i think it's a buy. let's go to mark in nevada. mark. >> caller: hi, jim. how are you today? >> real good. how about you? >> caller: not bad, other than the 300-point loss. we're about 80 degrees out here. >> you have the edge on me. go ahead. >> caller: okay. well, question on two retail stocks i don't own. jcpenney and sears, they have a lot in common. i don't understand. penney's has had a good run up in share price. they both lose money. they both have negative short sales. and, my opinion, i think their business mounds are a little flat, but they do own part of the real estate. are they overvalued? and the big question is what would the share price be of each company if you just base it on the value of the real estate? >> you have to believe that retail is going to really come roaring back more than it has. i want to avoid both of them. i don't think hereto -- either one is what you need. let's stay away from both of those and stick with quality. let's go to thelma in north carolina. >> caller: hi, jim. how you doing? >> all right, thelma. how about y
when obama took office. up 9% in denver. up 14% in san francisco. in las vegas, remember, nevada, a crucial state here, they're still down nearly 24%. in miami, florida, down nearly 6%. and in chicago, down 10%. the question is historically has a president ever won a second term with falling home prices. the median price of a u.s. home never actually fell before the end of 2006 nationally. sure, there were local and regional home price crashes but never on a national level. now, if you compare october 2012, which is the last month of data we have from the realtors, to october 2008, the median home price nationally, the median, is down 1.4%. but a lot of that has to do with what's selling today, which is a lot of low priced foreclosures and short sales. we have more on this the blog realtycheck.cnbc.com. >> thank you so much. where do housing experts think home prices will be in four years? does it matter who wins as to which way they go? >> chiming in, david of mortgage banking solutions. christopher thornburg of beacon economics and diana will stick around as well. christopher,
got laid off. i spoke to a woman in nevada who has an advanced stage of cancer, and she was told by her county hospital that they couldn't treat her because a hold had been blown in the state budget. what do you say to those people? >> well, i got into economics because i wanted to make things better for the average person. when i see a job loss number of 650,000, like we saw last month, i know that's not just a number. that's 650,000 lives that have been disrupted, families that have had to move or take children out of school, houses that may be in danger of foreclosure. i know something about what people are going through. >> and that makes it all the more outrageous when he hears of financial firms handing out perks and bonuses after they've taken bailout money. >> the era of this high living, this is over now, and that they need to be responsible and use the money constructively. >> and you would say what to those bankers right now in this interview? i'd say that their job right now is to find a way to make loans to creditworthy borrowers, to get their banks back on the path
of bad mortgage debt. here in arizona, a full 50% of houses are underwater, and next door in nevada, it's even worse. 65% of houses there are drowning, and the water's rising. and it's not just the southwest. more than 11 million homeowners across the country are underwater. it's estimated that number could double in the next year, which means nearly half of all american mortgage holders will owe more on their homes than those homes are currently worth. >> we've been through an event that none of us have ever experienced in this country since the depression. >> to try to stem the tide of foreclosures, the commissioner of the federal housing administration, david stevens, says the obama administration has set aside billions to give banks the incentive to help struggling and underwater borrowers with their mortgages. but banks have been slow to modify the terms of those loans. >> the fact of the matter is, these programs are designed to affect those who are most at risk, who are unable to make their payments, and it does require the investor, the servicer, to participate. >> the decision
are investors taking a gamble in nevada? >> there's not a lot of confidence out there now. rise above road trip, continuing coverage throughout the day on cnbc. >> welcome back to "squawk on the street," as we count down to the breaking news due out at the top of the hour, impending home sales are down. the price target now stands at 16 bucks a share, they are optimistic as we come to the january launch of blackberry. don't take into account the positive tail wind that blackberry will have. we have had a number of analysts out there recently who have raised their price targets as well as estimates and ratings. >> okay, let's get some breaking news now, on home stats. >> good morning, simon, we're here outside bankruptcy court in white plains new york for the latest in the saga of the hostess bankruptcy. liquidation, now the courtroom is reconvening to hear arguments about whether some 19 hostess executives should be getting a retention payout of $1.75 million, these so called bankruptcy bonuses. the interest is not necessarily the amount of the payoff going to the executives, but the fact that
year but probably safely in the obama camp. the one place you might want to look here, nevada, florida, north carolina and virginia. those are all potentially in play because they had some improvement in the unemployment rate and if that had not been there, they might have been for romney. i would like to give you a definitive answer. you have the level of unemployment and you have the change. that's what makes this a horse race, simon. >> it's fascinating to see that the way you slice and dice going into the election whether it's turnout or amazing. steve, thank you very much. as the race for the presidency enters its final lap, what about concerns of small businesses? we'll put them on the television next going straight to the source and sitting down with co-founder and co-ceo of warby parker. they make glasses online and they'll open the first store in manhattan very soon. see what they have to say. interesting take. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores
and made sense he would go up and buy up single family homes. he'd do it in florida, arizona, nevada, that was the argument. >> i think the mortgage market has to come back for the residential end user but i'd buy some land divisions, lot developments that will make sense over the next couple of years. >> behind the curtain of the commercial business. >> steven and i were talking a minute ago about retailers and e-commerce and we see a big impact from e-commerce when we buy a shopping center, we have to pay attention to our cost basis so that retailers who come in and occupy that space will have the ability to compete against e-commerce and do well and protect their profit margins so we're seeing retailers absorb. >> can they get there? >> they can. >> because they'll always have that nut. >> it depends what retailers. >> and the internet price is going to pivot off the bricks and mortar price. >> it depends what retailers. some soft goods. you look at the auto parts retailers and the dollar stores, those are neighborhood locations that just cannot be replicated via e-commerce so som
and keep on going. in nevada they made up 40% of october sales up from 34% a year ago. that according to lps home price index. now bank of america alone has done over 100,000 short sales so far this year. and i spoke to a rep there who says they are well aware of the potential looming tax risks as are their customers. they say they would love to ramp up short sales but they're already doing them as fast as they can. i ask what happens if the tax relief is not extended? the source told me i would expect we start to get more customers saying i've talked to my tax adviser and i'm going to opt out of that short sale and we'll just take it to foreclosure. and, carl, that is exactly not what we want to hear as this housing recovery is really just gaining steam. >> wow. in your opinion diana would we start to see that, the impact in sales of existing and starting in january? >> well, starting in january you would start to see those short sales go away and that would mean more homes would go to foreclosure. short sales have really been saving this market keeping people out of foreclosure and
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